United B764 near Shannon on May 23rd 2018, cabin pressure problems

Last Update: May 23, 2018 / 21:51:00 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-17

Aircraft Registration
N69059

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

A United Boeing 767-400, registration N69059 performing flight UA-17 from London Heathrow,EN (UK) to Newark,NJ (USA) with 216 people on board, was enroute at FL340 about 110nm east of Shannon (Ireland) when the crew reported problems with the cabin pressure, requested to descend and divert to Shannon. ATC cleared the flight initially to FL200, then FL170 and cleared the flight direct to Shannon. The crew decided to dump fuel on the way to Shannon and landed safely on runway 24 about 50 minutes after leaving FL340.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Shannon about 9 hours after landing. The remainder of the flight to Newark was "cancelled due to aircraft maintenance".
Incident Facts

Date of incident
May 23, 2018

Classification
Incident

Airline
United

Flight number
UA-17

Aircraft Registration
N69059

Aircraft Type
Boeing 767-400

ICAO Type Designator
B764

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